Bedtime Book List

Picture Books & Resources

In this modern world where activity is stressed almost to the point of mania, quietness as a childhood need is too often overlooked. Yet a child's need for quietness is the same today as it has always been--it may even be greater--for quietness is an essential part of all awareness. In quiet times and sleepy times a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own.

Margaret Wise Brown

A bedtime story helps establish a nighttime routine, help with stress levels and develop a love of reading. Not all the books are ideal bedtime reading but all are about bedtime, nighttime or falling asleep. Some of the books are perfect to read if your child struggles to fall asleep or is scared about the dark. Other books focus on a resistance to going to bed and sleeping. Children will relate to the characters who are going through similar issues to themselves.

Bedtime Book List

Further Reading

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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information
Child Mind Institute: Sleep
Childline: Getting to Sleep

Educational Articles and Lesson Plans

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